Oncology & Cancer

Obesity doubles odds for colon cancer in younger women

(HealthDay)—While rates of colon cancer have declined among people 50 and older, they're on the rise for younger Americans. Now, new research suggests widening waistlines may be one reason why. In the study, women aged ...

Oncology & Cancer

Identifying the mechanism in obesity's link to colon cancer

In a recent new finding, doctoral candidates Wiecang Wang and Jianan Zhang, with their advisor Guodong Zhang in the department of food science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, report that they have identified a ...

Medical research

Human tissue model developed to test colon cancer drugs

The first-ever "disease in a Petri dish" platform that models human colon cancer derived from stem cells has been developed by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators, allowing them to identify a targeted drug treatment for ...

Oncology & Cancer

Colon cancer screening should begin at 45: US doctors

Screening for colon cancer should begin earlier, at age 45 instead of 50, due to an uptick in colorectal tumors among younger people, the American Cancer Society said on Wednesday.

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